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BIG LOTTERY FUNDING AWARD FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COMMUNITY GROUP

BIG LOTTERY FUNDING AWARD FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COMMUNITY GROUP

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has welcomed the success of a community-based addictions charity in securing an award of National Lottery funding. The Alternatives Community Recovery Project, which provides support and counselling to families in West Dunbartonshire affected by drug-related problems, has been successful in applying for £96,000 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland. The funding has been awarded to support the charity’s addiction support services across Dumbarton, Clydebank and the Vale of Leven. The group will work with…

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP LAUNCHES SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP LAUNCHES SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has launched his annual school Christmas card competition to raise funds for local good causes. After the success of last year’s contest, which was won by Erin Wilson of Lennox Primary and raised £400 for Clydebank and Dumbarton Women’s Aid charities, Martin has written to all local primary schools inviting pupils to take part. The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Friendship’, with schools asked to return their Christmas card designs to Martin’s local…

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REPORT WARNS TORY AUSTERITY WILL DRIVE A MILLION MORE CHILDREN INTO POVERTY

REPORT WARNS TORY AUSTERITY WILL DRIVE A MILLION MORE CHILDREN INTO POVERTY

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has said the Tory claim to make work pay “lies in tatters”, as a new report reveals a decade of cuts to tax credits and Universal Credit has slashed family incomes and pushed children into poverty. The Austerity Generation report published by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), based on analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), reveals working families with children have been hit hardest by Tory cuts, with losses reaching thousands of…

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BALLOCH CASTLE COUNTRY PARK NOMINATED AS BEST PARK IN UK

BALLOCH CASTLE COUNTRY PARK NOMINATED AS BEST PARK IN UK

Balloch Castle Country Park has been nominated as the best park in the country in a UK-wide competition organised by national parks charity the Fields in Trust. Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has praised Balloch Castle Country Park as a much-loved public space in West Dunbartonshire, and is urging local residents to show their support by casting their votes ahead of the deadline on Friday 3 November 2017. The UK’s Best Park Award gives the public the opportunity to vote for…

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MARTIN BACKS LAUNCH OF WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE METAL RECYCLING CAMPAIGN

MARTIN BACKS LAUNCH OF WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE METAL RECYCLING CAMPAIGN

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has added his backing to the launch of a campaign to boost the metal recycling rates in West Dunbartonshire. The ‘Make Your Metals Matter’ campaign aims to encourage local residents to recycle all metal packaging found around their homes, including drinks cans, empty aerosols, food tins, aluminium foil, pet food tins and foil trays. West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has said that households are recycling more than ever and urged local residents to play their part and…

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP BACKS CALLS TO HALT ROLL-OUT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP BACKS CALLS TO HALT ROLL-OUT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on the Tory UK government to halt the roll-out of its damaging flagship welfare policy in Scotland. The SNP MP has added his backing to demands for the roll-out of Universal Credit to be stopped following damning evidence that the Tory government’s welfare changes are pushing families into financial hardship. Universal Credit replaces several existing benefits including housing benefit, tax credits and unemployment benefit and is currently being introduced in pilot areas…

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30 YEARS OF DUMBARTON DISTRICT WOMEN’S AID MARKED IN PARLIAMENT

30 YEARS OF DUMBARTON DISTRICT WOMEN’S AID MARKED IN PARLIAMENT

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has lodged a motion in parliament congratulating Dumbarton District Women’s Aid on its 30th anniversary. The local women’s aid charity has been praised in the House of Commons for the invaluable support and refuge services it has given to victims of domestic abuse over the past 30 years. Mr Docherty-Hughes was invited to meet with local staff, volunteers and supporters of Dumbarton District Women’s Aid last month during a special event in Dumbarton marking the charity’s 30th anniversary. Dumbarton…

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APPROVAL FOR £40M CHIVAS BOTTLING PLANT EXPANSION

APPROVAL FOR £40M CHIVAS BOTTLING PLANT EXPANSION

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed the announcement that Chivas Brothers has been granted approval for a £40 million extension of its bottling plant at Kilmalid in Dumbarton. West Dunbartonshire planning authority has given the green light for the multi-million pound investment plans which will see new state-of-the-art facilities created at the firm’s premises in the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate. Premium whisky and gin producer Chivas Brothers, owned by drinks company Pernod Ricard, aims to begin work immediately on…

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